Homosexuality is Still a Sin

Most of the world now tolerates homosexuality, if not, accepts it and is pleased with it, and even more so, sex outside of marriage and sex even with multiple partners is almost as common as marriage itself. How is it that there are a few who believe homosexuality is good even among believers in Christ? What did Jesus say?

Jesus condemned sexual immorality as under the Law of Moses, which includes homosexuality (Matt. 15:19, Mark 7:21). Jesus referred to the destruction of Sodom as just (Matt. 10:15, 11:24; Luke 10:12, 17:29). Some say that because Jesus did not verbatim condemn homosexuality, then the practice is fine. Yet, Jesus did not specifically mention pedophilia, bestiality, rape and, or incest, and He certainly did include these sins in the word “fornication” when He condemned these evils. Christ’s Spirit taught by Peter that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed as an example of the ungodly and Christ taught by Jude that these were tormented in eternal fire for indulging in fornication and unnatural desires (2 Pet. 2:6, Jude 7). Jesus taught by the Apostles Paul in Romans 1 that the practice of homosexuality is an error, vile, dishonorable, unclean, unnatural, shameful, from a debased mind, and that those who practice such deserve death (Rom. 1:24-27). Everyone who commits sexual immorality must beware since those guilty will go to Hell unless they die to their sins in obedience to the Gospel (1 Cor. 6:9, Gal. 5:19-21, Rev. 21:8).

The rejection of homosexuality and all fornication being sins comes with rejecting the inspiration of the New Testament. They reject Jesus’ words that He said He gave to His Apostles (John 17:8, 15:20, 16:12-13). One who accepts the Scriptures as God’s breath must reject homosexuality while those who do not believe in the inspiration of Scriptures are consistent in accepting homosexuality (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

The most prominent justification given by homosexuals for their behavior is that they desire it. Many claim this desire or “orientation” is from birth, but can a young child have sexual desire? No. Four year olds do not desire sex even though many assert that children has sexual desires to justify their actions. This is vile! The list for perversions of sexual desires is long. People can have an unnatural sexual desire for anything, so why easily accept that homosexuality is fine. Just to show what people can desire sexually, here are some perversions: sitophilia is sexual arousal from food, xylophilia is sexual arousal to wood, spectrophilia is sexual arousal to ghosts, stygiophilia is sexual arousal from the thought of going to Hell, retifism is arousal from shoes, and mechaphilia is arousal to machines like robots. These are just a few strange perversions that some have desired. This is not to mention what is for now mostly still offensive in America like pedophilia, incestophilia, and biastophilia. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Prov. 14:12, 16:25). There must be an original pure desire. Procreation shows that this is between a man and a woman, and one man and one woman make stable home.

All of these sexual perversions exist as desires. People do desire homosexual behavior along with every other perversion under the sun, and the Scriptures agree to this. See, homosexuals “burned in their lust one toward another” (Rom. 1:27), because they have “dishonorable passions” (Rom. 1:26). Jude 7 bluntly refers to homosexuality and the acts of fornication of Sodom and Gomorrah as “unnatural desire”. Certainly, homosexuals desire their sin like many people desire what is sinful. Most people desire good things, but we also desire sin. We must just admit our guilt, change our minds, and obey Christ’s Gospel. Yet homosexuals as those who practice sin think they are good enough to get to Heaven on their own by how they are without submitting to Jesus and His teachings. Look at what James 1:14-15 states,

“but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin: and the sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”

What is a person drawn away by? The answer is “his own lust”. People desire that which is evil. We are all tempted. People lust and can be pulled into death. Those with homosexual desires must learn to be thankful and glorify God. In this, they must learn to be control themselves within God’s means.

First Corinthians 6:12-20 makes the situation of people and the sin of fornication very clear. Verse 12 shows that all foods are lawful, and “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food” (v13). What does this have to do with sexual immorality? The Spirit further revealed a parallel statement “The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body” (v13). It can’t be any clearer that fornication is not what God intended for our bodies. The Scripture does not say, “The body is meant for sexual immorality and sexual immorality for the body”. This section of Scripture continues unto more instruction concerning the Christian body, being a member of Christ, is not to be defiled, and the Christian body is a temple of the Spirit.

What keeps one’s lusts and desires in check from not hurting others? What is to keep one from venturing further into perversions even unto the physical and mental harm of others? There are those who are aroused by those who do not consent, which is called “biastophilia” or “rape”. Will one fulfilled desire lead one to another perverted desire that must be fulfilled? Absolutely yes, this is clearly true from the perversions mentioned before. The original desire can be perverted into the strangest desires. The support of some sexual perversions is the support to continue the development of more perversions. The next generation are ignorantly welcoming indoctrination for more unnatural desires as “natural”. From here, the lack of self-control in encouraged. “If you desire it, do it.” With all of these vile desires, what will stop so many from manipulating others and abusing others? Being that the sexually disoriented admit that they cannot control themselves by their own defense of their actions, why would they be so considerate to not fulfill their desires with those who do not consent?

The homosexual author of The Age of Taboo, Pat Califia stated,

“No one is fooled when we proclaim that the gay movement has nothing to do with kids and their sexuality…Many of us-both women and men-had our first homosexual experience with partners who were older than ourselves.”

This fact alone should concern everyone that homosexuals are acquainted with this sins without consent in their youth, but many continue to ignore this. Many ignore the “Gay Rights Platform” drawn up by the “National Coalition of Gay Organizations” is to “Repeal of all laws governing the age of sexual consent.” How naive must someone be to not see the rights of others will not be violated by accepting such sexual perversions as homosexuality? Homosexuality must be recognized again as paraphilia, a sexual perversion.

Now, how is someone to feel about “Gay” public servants like teachers, police officers, politicians, doctors, neighbors, and so on into other public offices? Can we not refrain from such people? Homosexuality should not be glorified with special rights in allowing “civil unions” and “same-sex marriages”, which profane the religious institution of marriage accepted by our government as a religious institution from its founding.

May God help us all, and He did. Romans 5:8-9,

“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God.”

The wrath is a specific death, which is Hell, the lake of fire (Rev. 20:14). “For the wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23), and all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). We’re all guilty, and we must obey the Gospel to have eternal life in Heaven. “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous” (1 John 5:3).

About Scott J. Shifferd

Minister, church of Christ in Jacksonville, FL. Husband and father of four. Email: ScottJon82[at]yahoo.com
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5 Responses to Homosexuality is Still a Sin

  1. Scott says:

    Hey Micky,

    Thanks for the comments. See if this will help you too: https://godsbreath.wordpress.com/2007/07/19/exchange-stress-and-anxiety-for-the-peace-of-god/

    I have some other things on here that I think can help you too.

    Grace and peace to you in Christ,
    Scott

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  2. Micky says:

    SAVED BY GRACE
    If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them {Leviticus 20:13). About 3 years ago I dropped into a black hole – four months of absolute terror. I wanted to end my life, but somehow [Holy Spirit], I reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits [hospital] in four months – I actually thought I was in hell. I imagine I was going through some sort of metamorphosis [mental, physical & spiritual]. I had been seeing a therapist [1994] on a regular basis, up until this point in time. I actually thought I would be locked away – but the hospital staff was very supportive [I had no control over my process]. I was released from hospital 16th September 2004, but my fear, pain & shame had only subsided a little. I remember this particular morning waking up [home] & my process would start up again [fear, pain, & shame]. No one could help me, not even my therapist [I was terrified]. I asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated & I believe Jesus delivered me from my “psychological prison.” I am a practicing Catholic & the Holy Spirit is my friend & strength; every day since then has been a joy & blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities. John 3: 8, John 15: 26, are verses I can relate to, organically. He’s a real person who is with me all the time. I have so much joy & peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages . God LOVES me so much. Fear, pain, & shame, are no longer my constant companions. I just wanted to share my experience with you [Luke 8: 16 – 17]. Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination (Leviticus 18:22).
    PEACE BE WITH YOU
    MICKY

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  4. Scott says:

    I totally agree. I plan to write on this as well, but I usually address those subjects that of current interest. I also pointed out among all fornication. Extra-marital sex is a concern and polygamy. I have a good reasoning for handling pre-marital sex that I teach the teens. Its based off of what Trae once taught us about the natural progression of physical relationships. If you’re interested in it, just write me. I’ll post it in the next months.

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  5. Braden says:

    Good post. Could the case be made that even a heterosexual pre-marital lust is equally dishonorable? I think some of the answer lies there. Lust is an unnatural and dishonorable response to a natural feeling. I think whether it’s a gay or straight lust, it all goes back to simply that: lust. It’s a warping of the mind, a sinful mindset with a lack of self-control. Homosexuality, I believe is at the bare minimum, 90% psychological. Just like lust itself. Does that make sense?

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